Municipal Finance Journal

Volume 38, Number 2
Summer 2017
Editor: W. Bartley Hildreth

Editor's Note
W. Bartley Hildreth

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After the Recalibration:
Has Moody's Credit Rating Model Changed?
Craig L. Johnson, Yulianti Abbas, and Chantalle E. LaFontant

1-18

The Interest Cost of Privately Insured Municipal Debt:
Does Insurer Matter?
Earl D. Benson and Barry R. Marks

19-38

School District Bond Advance Refunding and Option Value Loss
Komla Dzigbede

39-57

Enough Heads in Beds:
Local Government in the Hotel Business
Paul Landow and Carol Ebdon

59-79

Municipal Loan and Private Placement Transparency is Needed but Should Come at Lower Cost
Marc Joffe

81-85